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Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:16 pm
by Starine
Oy! That's a face only a mother could love.

Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:14 am
by Miss Woodford
Sparrow Castle wrote: And the picture below is a late addition to the article.
RP Bloodstock‏ @rpbloodstock
Late entry to our George Washington gallery: the Lope De Vega colt ex Date With Destiny in the care of Mick Easterby http://bit.ly/2zlxovr
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Are they sure he isn't half Standardbred?

Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:59 pm
by oldgraymare
are we sure a Belgian didn't jump the fence? :lol:

Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:12 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
I've known some Belgians...and their heads were prettier than this. :P ;)
That white spot on his muzzle doesn't exactly flatter him, either. :oops:

Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:22 pm
by oldgraymare
Can't imagine how heavy headed he must be to ride. You would develop some strong wrists that's for sure. No dressage in his future. :roll:

Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:24 pm
by Northport
Don't think he will inherit Granddad's "Gorgeous George" Mantel

Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:12 pm
by Flanders
I'm someone who can usually find beauty in any horse....however that one I am having a real hard time. Its not just his head either, I find him unappealing in so many ways. Poor sad looking boy. :(

Edit to add: I just realized he is a yearling, hopefully he grows out of some of that awkwardness.

Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:37 pm
by Ridan_Remembered
The good thing is that looks don't win races. If he's got any talent, his looks won't matter. And who knows, perhaps he will be the epitome of the "ugly duckling" story.

Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:10 am
by serenassong
Ridan_Remembered wrote:The good thing is that looks don't win races. If he's got any talent, his looks won't matter. And who knows, perhaps he will be the epitome of the "ugly duckling" story.
Let's hope. I have seen photos of John Henry as a wee one, and definately not part of the pretty pony club. Even as an adult, he was not the best looking- but sure could run.
Read a story that Slew out rejected from a sale due to his conformation- another one- but I thought he turned it around later on.

Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:15 pm
by Ridan_Remembered
For those who are interested, DRF posted two new photos of Songbird in her paddock at Timber Town Stable, where owner Mandy Pope boards her broodmare band. Songbird was wearing front wraps. She was turned out with Welcoming, a beautiful daughter of Tapit out of Stormy Welcome by Storm Cat. Stormy Welcome's maternal granddam is the famous daughter of Secretariat named Weekend Surprise, dam of A. P. Indy, Summer Squall and five other graded stakes horses. Indy, of course, sired Pulpit, sire of Tapit. Welcoming has three crosses of Secretariat through his daughters Terlingua and Weekend Surprise.

https://www.facebook.com/DailyRacingFor ... 2072320187

@Serenassong, the great Sunday Silence was considered to not be correct in the stifle and front legs, but look what he accomplished after being rejected by some of the most savvy horsemen and women in North America. There is an article on Bloodhorse.com about the Ben Walden Jr. dispersal (https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -walden-jr). In it, Mr. Walden said, "My interest over the years has been pedigrees, and in some ways the business has passed me by. There is such a profound focus on the individual today. If you stand in the winner's circle at Saratoga you will see the emphasis on physicality, and I'm still a pedigree guy. Sometimes when you reach for those deep families you have to sacrifice on the physical side and that's worked against me a little bit over the last five or six years. Everybody wants that beautiful individual, and they don't care so much about pedigree."

I think failure to appreciate the importance of pedigrees is a profound mistake. For example, I love Songbird a lot, but if I was able to purchase one of the two mares shown in the linked DRF piece, I would take Welcoming because of her incredible bottom line and broodmare's pedigree.

Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:21 pm
by Retrospectiv
Another photo of Songbird with her new mum:

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Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:17 am
by serenassong
Ridan_Remembered wrote:For those who are interested, DRF posted two new photos of Songbird in her paddock at Timber Town Stable, where owner Mandy Pope boards her broodmare band. Songbird was wearing front wraps. She was turned out with Welcoming, a beautiful daughter of Tapit out of Stormy Welcome by Storm Cat. Stormy Welcome's maternal granddam is the famous daughter of Secretariat named Weekend Surprise, dam of A. P. Indy, Summer Squall and five other graded stakes horses. Indy, of course, sired Pulpit, sire of Tapit. Welcoming has three crosses of Secretariat through his daughters Terlingua and Weekend Surprise.

https://www.facebook.com/DailyRacingFor ... 2072320187

@Serenassong, the great Sunday Silence was considered to not be correct in the stifle and front legs, but look what he accomplished after being rejected by some of the most savvy horsemen and women in North America. There is an article on Bloodhorse.com about the Ben Walden Jr. dispersal (https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -walden-jr). In it, Mr. Walden said, "My interest over the years has been pedigrees, and in some ways the business has passed me by. There is such a profound focus on the individual today. If you stand in the winner's circle at Saratoga you will see the emphasis on physicality, and I'm still a pedigree guy. Sometimes when you reach for those deep families you have to sacrifice on the physical side and that's worked against me a little bit over the last five or six years. Everybody wants that beautiful individual, and they don't care so much about pedigree."

I think failure to appreciate the importance of pedigrees is a profound mistake. For example, I love Songbird a lot, but if I was able to purchase one of the two mares shown in the linked DRF piece, I would take Welcoming because of her incredible bottom line and broodmare's pedigree.
I actually read this when it came out- I agree with him. I appreciate a good looking horse as much as the next person, but the blood speaks the loudest as far as im concerned. In this day of precocity, breeding for the sales- the fine art of developing and sustaining a great family has taken a back seat. It takes a long time, an we live in a now-now-now world.

Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:20 am
by Sparrow Castle
Timber Town Stable is at Timber Town Stable.
7 hrs · Lexington, KY ·
Perhaps the most well-known of all the mares in her power-packed paddock is Havre de Grace. The Saint Liam mare started 16 times, winning 9 of those and only finishing out of the money once while amassing nearly 2.6 million dollars in earnings. Her 2010 season was highlighted by an exciting 4-race rivalry with the great Blind Luck, races in which the two usually finished a nose or a neck apart.
In 2011, she famously won the Woodward Stakes, beating the likes of Flat Out and Mission Impazible before capping her Horse of the Year season with a spectacular 8-length win over Royal Delta in the Beldame. This tenacious competitor enjoys the quiet life now, grazing her days away with Queenie's Song and fellow Whisper Hill mares Plum Pretty and Groupie Doll. She is expecting a Tapit foal in 2018.
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Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:40 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Timber Town Stable‏ @Timber_Town
4h4 hours ago
Unrivaled Belle and Rhumb Line-living the quiet life and keeping top company. Belle won the '10 BC Ladies Classic and is already the dam of Unique Bella, while Rhumb Line counts Flashback and Zazu among her babies. #marepower
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Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:21 am
by lurkey mclurker
Pensioned 27-yr-old Wind In Her Hair (JPN), dam of Deep Impact, feeling sprightly at Northern Horse Park. <3
via @nabecci
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Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:53 am
by Northport
Nice to see her with a spring in her step! Now that Black Tide has produced Kitasan Black, Wind in Her Hair is even more of a legend!

Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:11 pm
by Ridan_Remembered
Old girl was feeling really good, lol. The sheer joy that horses can demonstrate sometimes just fills my heart.

Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:09 pm
by Ziggypop
On thank you for sharing those pics!

Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:52 am
by serenassong
The gal still has it, and I love her little friends she hangs out with.

Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:48 am
by Ballerina
Barbara Banke discusses what sires will be used on Stonestreet mares

https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/b ... ars/315005